This weekend we continue our examinination of the Hobbit with Chapter 3 – A Short Rest. Bilbo and company make their way to Rivendell, where they are greeted by Elrond the “elf friend” and a group of elves who talk in really bad verse.
The Hobbit Chapter 3: A Short Rest
But where can we see the greater mythology of Middle-earth peeking out through the children’s tale? And apart from the revelation about Thorin’s map, does anything important occur in this chapter?
Join us tomorrow Saturday February 28 at 5pm EST in The Hall of Fire where we’ll delve into the third chapter of the Hobbit “A Short Rest” to talk about Rivendell, Elrond, magical elven swords, magical dwarven maps and much more!
Rivendell by J.R.R. Tolkien
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